In Vallorcine, you have access to fabulous skiing (via the bubble lifts) at ⛷ Le Domaine Balme-Vallorcine / Le Tour and at the small family-run ski area of ⛷ La Poya in the hamlet of Le Buet.
Beginner & Nursery Skiing at La Poya
⛷ La Poya is a family-run ski area in the small hamlet of Le Buet, near to Vallorcine.
- 2 drag lifts;
- 2 rope lifts;
- two green, one blue, two red and a black piste;
- a snack bar serving hot-dogs, crêpes, drinks and other snacks;
- a lounging area;
address: La Poya, 74660, Vallorcine; tel: +33 6 82 11 53 21;
current prices: www.chamonix.com
Intermediate & Advanced Skiing
⛷ Le Domaine Balme-Vallorcine / Le Tour is especially family-friendly, with wide, open pistes and forest runs, and a great number of blue runs.
While the ⛷ Balme-Vallorcine side of the ski area offers ski pistes through the trees on the French-Swiss border, the Le Charamillon-Le Tour side (access via the village of Le Tour) offers wide, open pistes and great views of the Chamonix Valley (see the article Argentière / Le Tour Skiing for more details about this ski area).
You have some excellent eating options for the end of your ski day, near the télécabines in Vallorcine: 🥗 l’Arrêt Bougnette at the Gare SNCF Vallorcine, and a short walk away the 🥗 Café Comptoir and the 🥗 Restaurant la Ferme des 3 Ours.
For on-piste eating options, you’ll have to make your way over to the Charamillon side, or there are picnic tables at the top of the Vallorcine-La Balme bubbles.
address: Le Balme-Vallorcine télécabine, Chef Lieu, 74660, Vallorcine;
address: Charamillon télécabine, Le Tour, 74400, Argentière; tel: +33 4 50 53 22 75;
website: www.montblancnaturalresort.com (see the website for opening times, lift pass prices and pistes maps)
Ecole de Ski Français (ESF) de Vallorcine
See here for more details about Vallorcine ESF.